Finding roots in ancient practices, St Paul’s joins a centuries-old educational tradition, delivering a unique schooling option for the children of southwest Oklahoma City. Classical education primarily concerns itself with the cultivation of wisdom in students in order that they may acquire the skills necessary to remain life-long lovers of truth, beauty and goodness. At St. Paul’s the trivium forms the core of our classical philosophy of education.
Constituted by the three liberal arts of grammar, dialectic and rhetoric, the ancient wisdom of the trivium structures the methods of education, guiding not only what we teach, but also how we teach. The trivium serves as much as a method as a curricular content. It demands that we introduce students to the best books of a culture, handing down the beauty and wisdom of the past for growth into the future. Alongside traditional subjects like algebra, history and biology we believe music, drama, art and gym form a crucial piece of our curriculum by enlivening the affections and imaginations of students.